Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.
This week I'm drinking Adagio's Lapsang Souchong tea, which is "Black tea from the Fujian province of China. Lapsang Souchong tea (also called Russian Caravan tea) has a famously smoky aroma and flavor." This tea was in the black tea sampler I bought from Adagio. It is really smoky and reminds me of a campfire. I'm not crazy about it, I think that it must be an acquired taste . . . and I don't have it yet.
I just started listening to Rapture in Death by J. D. Robb. This is the fourth in the In Death series, which is a bit difficult to describe. Eve Dallas is a detective in New York City in 2050s. She is tough and vulnerable all at once. There are science fiction elements to the books (you can travel off planet, for example), but they are not overwhelming. In fact, I normally hate SF, but I love these books. I have not listened to enough of this novel to know how the mystery/crime aspect is going to play out. [The assessment contains a minor spoiler for the first book in the series.]
Roarke, who is attracted to Eve from the first moment they meet, is one of the richest men in the world. So it is entirely possible that Eve would be able to obtain Lapsang Souchong tea, even in the mid-twenty-first century. In that sense, the tea fits the book. However, I don't really see Eve drinking an exotic tea; she's a bit more down to earth than that.
Here's where I turn to you: I want to know what you're reading or listening to this week. And I'm always interested in what's in your glass or mug.